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Line of March of Washington’s Army

 
 
Washington's Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
1. Washington's Retreat Marker
Inscription. Here is recorded the line of march of Washington’s army through New Jersey in the war for independence.

Erected by the public school children of Newark under the auspices of the Schoolmen’s Club in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Washington’s birth 1732-1932.
 
Erected 1932 by The public school children of Newark under the auspices of the Schoolmen’s Club.
 
Location. 40° 44.567′ N, 74° 10.182′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is on Washington Place, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in Washington Park off Broad Street in Newark, NJ. Marker is in this post office area: Newark NJ 07102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Academy in Newark (within shouting distance of this marker); Seth Boyden (within shouting distance of this marker); Christopher Columbus (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Seth Boyden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Perfect Vehicles 1988-90 (about 600 feet away); The 19th Century Italianate Town House
Washington's Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
2. Washington's Retreat Marker
Marker is in Newark's Washington Park.
(about 600 feet away); Newark & Washington Park in the 19th Century (about 600 feet away); St. Patrick's Pro-Cathedral (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
More about this marker. The main portion of the marker is a relief map showing the route of the Continental Army.
 
Also see . . .  Washington's Retreat Through Jersey. (Submitted on April 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Washington Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
3. Marker in Washington Park
Marker shows the route taken by Washington's army in their retreat across New Jersey.
Washington Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
4. Washington Statue
This statue of Gen. George Washington is located in Washington Park, near the Retreat Marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,139 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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